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Herman Guy Kump (1877-1962), Lawyer and Politician, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1609

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, legal papers, speeches, clippings, photographs, and printed material of a Randolph County prosecuting attorney, mayor of Elkins, judge of the Twenty-second Judicial Circuit, Democratic politician, and state governor, 1933-1937.

Subjects include John T. McGraw's senate contest, 1911; Canadian Reciprocity Agreement, 1911; women suffrage; State Prohibition Amendment, 1911-1912; VIRGINIA v. WEST VIRGINIA; Joseph Brown lynch case; New Deal operations and agencies in the state; Kump's legal practice; Red House Resettlement Project; Five-Year Plan for West Virginia; state and national elections, and state politics, 1908-1936.

Correspondents include T. Coleman Andrews, Newton D. Baker, Alben W. Barkley, Harry F. Byrd, Richard E. Byrd, John J. Cornwell, John J. Davis, John W. Davis, James A. Farley, John Nance Garner, William E. Glasscock, Henry D. Hatfield, J. Edgar Hoover, Harold L. Ickes, Douglas MacArthur, John T. McGraw, Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Sly, Howard Sutherland, and Clarence Wayland Watson. See control folder for box level contents list.


  • Creation: 1883-1960


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36.25 Linear Feet (36 ft. 3 in. (86 document cases, 5 in. each); (2 document cases, 2 1/2 in. each))

Physical Location

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1549 University Ave.
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Morgantown WV 26506-6069 US